3 Lipstick Tricks To Master

By Sarah Stallmann
In Style

In the famous words of Dolly Parton, “The only way I’d be caught without makeup is if my radio fell in the bathtub while I was taking a bath and electrocuted me and I was in between makeup at home. I hope my husband would slap a little lipstick on me before he took me to the morgue.”

For those of you who echo Dolly’s sentiments about the value of a little lip color, here are three tricks to master that perfect pout antemortem.

Photo courtesy of Pexels.

Photo courtesy of Pexels.

1/ Fixing Broken Lipstick: Take a lighter and carefully melt the base of the stick, reattaching the stem. Clean up the sides with the edge of a bobby pin, close up and stick in the freezer for about 20 minutes to re-solidify.

2/ Setting Your Lipstick: Take a single-ply tissue and lay it across your finished lips. Using a setting powder or translucent powder, brush across the tissue to set.

3/ Layering For Long-Wear: For staying power, start with a light powder as a base, followed by lining your lips with a shade complimentary to either the natural shade of your lips, or your shade of lipstick. Fill in completely with liner. Apply a layer of lipstick followed by tip #2 above to keep the color vibrant for hours.

Tips supplemented by “Everyday Makeup Secrets” by Daniel Klingler.

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